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Printer-In-Residence Position Available

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  • Gerald Lange
    Assuming they already don t have someone in mind, first public announcement of one of these I have seen in about a decade-and-a-half. Maybe things ARE picking
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2007
      Assuming they already don't have someone in mind, first public
      announcement of one of these I have seen in about a decade-and-a-half.
      Maybe things ARE picking up.




      The University of Iowa Center for the Book invites applications for a
      Printer-in-Residence position for the academic year 2007-08. A
      certificate-granting graduate program that also serves undergraduates,
      the UICB seeks a fine letterpress printer for a nine-month academic
      appointment starting August 2007. Responsibilities include teaching
      two courses (one in the fall and one in the spring), completed
      production of a proposed fine press or artist's book edition while in
      residence (two copies of which will go to the Center), production of
      ephemera or other short projects with student assistance, and studio
      oversight. The applicant should have an MFA or equivalent, significant
      letterpress printing experience, and a substantial fine press literary
      or artist's book exhibition or publication record. The
      printer-in-residence will be provided a Vandercook SP-20 press,
      storage and work space within a studio shared among UICB adjunct
      instructors, as well as a project budget to assist in financing the
      proposed book project. Teaching experience required, and knowledge of
      Vandercook operation and general maintenance required. Experience with
      academic teaching, polymer plate production, and nontraditional relief
      print processes desired.

      Salary for nine-month appointment: $36,000, with health and dental
      insurance. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity and
      Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are strongly
      encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, curriculum
      vitae, a book proposal (including a detailed project description,
      estimated edition size, and production schedule with timeline for
      completion), a portfolio of personal work (slides or cd accepted, 20
      images maximum), images of student work if available, and the names of
      three professional references, to Matthew P. Brown,
      Printer-in-Residence Search Committee, 308 EPB, University of Iowa,
      Iowa City, 52242. Applications received by May 10, 2007 will be given
      priority, with review continued until position is filled.

      UICB press facilities: two letterpress studios, one used as a
      classroom and a second for professional and advanced student work.
      There are three SP20's, an SP 15 and a Universal 1; an assortment of
      monotype book faces, wood display type, photopolymer plate maker, and
      wash out unit. The letterpress shop also has a computer lab with 5
      iMacs, a black and white laser printer, and a large format color
      inkjet printer. There is a well-equipped student bindery and student
      papermaking facility.

      For more information about the UICB, visit our website at:


      Matthew P. Brown

      Assistant Professor, English/UICB

      Director, The UI Center for the Book


      EPB 308, University of Iowa

      Iowa City, IA 52242

      phone: (319) 335-0454

      fax: (319) 335-2535

      email: matthew-p-brown@...
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